Dear Dr. Laura
Dear Dr. Laura,

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's law.  I have learned a great deal from your show,
and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can.  When someone tries to defend the homosexual
lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination.  End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them.

(a)  When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9).  The
problem is my neighbors.  They claim the odor is not pleasing to them.  Should I smite them?

(b)  I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7.  In this day and age, what do you
think would be a fair price for her?

(c)  I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev.
15:19-24).  The problem is, how do I tell?  I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

(d)  Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from
neighboring nations.  A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans but not Canadians.  Can you clarify?  Why
can't I own Canadians?

(e)  I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.  Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to
death.  Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

(f)  A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination
than homosexuality.  I don't agree.  Can you settle this?

(g)  Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight.  I have to admit that I
wear reading glasses.  Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

(h)  Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is
expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27.  How should they die?

(i)  I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I
wear gloves?

(j)  My uncle has a farm.  He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by
wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend).  He also tends to curse and
blaspheme a lot.  Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone
them (Lev. 24-10-16)?  Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who
sleep with their in-laws (Lev. 20:14)?

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help.  Thank you again for reminding
us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

                                                                                                              Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.
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